Treat or Repeat: A State Survey of Serious Mental Illness, Major Crimes and Community Treatment details potential reasons for the different outcomes experienced by Chuck Petrucelly and Jeanette Harper and how much of the difference between their paths can be attributed to the state where each lived at the time symptoms developed. This survey found Maine, where Petrucelly lived, to be one of the few states making a significant effort to prevent reoffending of individuals with serious mental illness who have committed major crimes. Harper, by contrast, lived in West Virginia, a state with a weaker treatment system in place for those reentering the community after committing a major crime. The question remains, would her outcome have been different in a different state?
Treat or Repeat: A State Survey of Serious Mental Illness, Major Crimes and Community Treatment (2017)
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